Is file Hystory reliable?

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    Helmut said: View Post
    The default set of Folders has changed over the years, but Documents has always been one of them.
    Perhaps that is why it always worked for me - I only backup documents directory. I don't (for example) want downloads backed up as (for me) it is a temporary location - I either move things elsewhere or delete them.
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    I used to use File History backup every day until I noticed it started missing updating certain files in My Docs Folders. This seemed to happen after the Defender protected folders was introduced. I found myself having to double check files to make sure they were backed up. It's a great feature, but, personally I believe it has reliability issues. I now use Macrium to perform daily differential backups of my data partition. I still think File History is a great tool for and office environment were files would be changing constantly and those changes can be saved on a very flexible schedule.
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    Stitch194 said: View Post
    This seemed to happen after the Defender protected folders was introduced.
    That thing is terrible. I wish there was a tutorial for it but the problem is that it is almost impossible to figure out.

    I use Calibre to manage my Kindle and there were half a dozen different programs/objects (from that one application) updating my documents folder. No errors - the main .exe just fails. And then other stuff as well of course.

    If you turn it on it makes your system almost unusable, or, as in my case, you just randomly give authority to anything to stop it bugging you.

    And then turn it off again.
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    I image my system monthly, in line with the CUs.

    I run a script twice a week that backs up my entire User folder to a network drive. Once a month I do a Full backup, Incremental in between.

    File History is my third line of defence for a few of my most important folders, but it's the easiest to use if I just want to get one file back.
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    Did you turn on protected folders though? It is (despite good intentions) hard work.
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    lx07 said: View Post
    Did you turn on protected folders though? It is (despite good intentions) hard work.
    Yes, I have had it turned on since it first came out. The majority of the apps that needed to be let through I found in the first week or so. One in particular was RoboCopy which my backup script uses. Now I don't notice that it's on, it doesn't get in my way unless I install a new app.

    To make life easier, I have a Custom View for Event Viewer that lists all blocking events and shows the full path to the executable that was blocked. Makes it simple to add the appropriate binary to the whitelist. Just filter "Microsoft-Windows-Windows Defender/Operational" for EventIDs1123 and 1127.
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    Thanks (off topic). I'll try again.
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  8.    #18

    I restored my data folder in the file history list and now I can say it's gone, not because I removed it, 100% sure now, it survived 1 week.

    No idea why this happens, but I have a "livekernelevent error 144".
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    Stitch194 said: View Post
    I used to use File History backup every day until I noticed it started missing updating certain files in My Docs Folders. This seemed to happen after the Defender protected folders was introduced. I found myself having to double check files to make sure they were backed up. It's a great feature, but, personally I believe it has reliability issues. I now use Macrium to perform daily differential backups of my data partition. I still think File History is a great tool for and office environment were files would be changing constantly and those changes can be saved on a very flexible schedule.
    I don't like the way it creates new incremental files any time a file changed. I would think in a busy office environment it would consume disk space fast.
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    roy111 said: View Post
    I restored my data folder in the file history list and now I can say it's gone, not because I removed it, 100% sure now, it survived 1 week.

    No idea why this happens, but I have a "livekernelevent error 144".
    Any idea about this problem?
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